Career Education Programs

Create new opportunities in your career—and your life—at CCLA.

With 200+ programs in high-demand fields across 19 campuses, there’s sure to be a program that’s the right fit for you.

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Agriculture & Natural Resources

California has a rich history in the agriculture and natural resources fields, and the future looks just as promising.

Business & Entrepreneurship

Start or advance your career working in various areas of business—or gain the tools to start your own company—with an associate degree or certificate.

Dual Enrollment For High School Students

Gain a head start on your education and strengthen your college application by enrolling in dual courses.


At CCLA, we believe that educators have one of the most important jobs out there. If you have a passion for working with young children, we have programs that can help you achieve your goals.

Energy & Utilities

CCLA offers a wide variety of programs in the fast-growing energy and utilities fields. Taught by faculty with real-world experience, our 12+ programs will equip you with the knowledge and skills to thrive in architecture, construction, electrical, engineering, mechanical, and other roles.

Engineering & Design

The engineering and design fields are growing in California and across the globe—and you can be part of this growth with or without a bachelor’s degree. CCLA’s associate degree and certificate programs will prepare you with the math, science, and technology skills to enter the workforce immediately after you graduate. 

Entertainment & Digital Media

For over a century, LA has been the world’s hub for entertainment and media—and there’s still no better place to work in these exciting and dynamic fields. While the job market for these positions is competitive, CCLA’s associate degree and certificate programs will give you a leg up by equipping you with the real-world skills, tools, and techniques used every day on the job. 

Fashion & Interior Design

Fashion and interior design are among the largest, most established, and fastest-growing industries in California. CCLA’s fashion and interior design programs are taught by faculty who have worked in these industries and bring their experience and connections into the classroom. 

Global Trade & Logistics

Most organizations do business on a global scale. In an affordable, convenient certificate of completion or associate degree from a community college of Los Angeles, you’ll gain the foundation needed to pursue a future in customs, business operations, sales, marketing and much more.

Healthcare & Medical Technology

The demand for healthcare professionals is exploding as the number of Americans requiring health services surges. CCLA campuses offer 40+ programs in various areas of healthcare, from nursing to mental health, physical therapy to radiology. You’ll gain the skills to enter your chosen profession in a variety of health settings immediately upon graduation. 

High School Equivalency Test Preparation

CCLA’s HSE Preparation program develops your comprehension of literature, the arts, math, science and social studies to set you up for success when taking the General Education Development (GED) Test or High School Equivalency Test (HiSET). Students who pass the GED or HiSET are granted a California HSE Certificate.

Hospitality, Culinary & Fitness

Whether you want to turn a passion for healthy living into a career as a certified fitness specialist, or a love for travel into a job helping others plan their next trip, CCLA has a program that can help you make a livelihood out of what you already enjoy doing. 

Information Technology

With 12+ associate degree and certificate programs, CCLA will prepare you with the knowledge and toolkit to work in a variety of IT areas, from software development to business applications, database administration to web design.

Manufacturing & Product Development

Manufacturing in California is a $300 billion industry and accounts for nearly 8 percent of the state’s total workforce.* As the current manufacturing workforce gets older, employers need qualified workers to replace them. CCLA offers a wide range of programs designed to equip you with the skills to fill these roles. 

Public Service

If you have a passion for solving public problems and delivering public services, the 12+ programs at the Community Colleges of LA will prepare you with the skills, knowledge, and credential you need to build a successful career serving your community.

Trades & Construction

In California and across the U.S., there’s a large gap between the available jobs in construction and other skilled trades and the number of workers with the skills to fill them. You can take advantage of this labor gap by enrolling in one of the vocational programs at CCLA. 


Start a career in exciting and dynamic transportation-related industries such as automotive, aviation, and aerospace. You’ll gain hands-on experience working with the latest equipment and technologies, training in some of the most up-to-date facilities in the country. 

Tuition-Free Noncredit Certificates

CCLA campuses offer noncredit career pathways through nearly 400 Career Development and College Preparation (CDCP) CTE certificates across 11 sectors.

A Smarter Path to Success


Save 50% or more on average compared to other universities and vocational schools. California community colleges are among the most affordable in the country.

Fast Track to a Great Job

Put your new skills to work faster with programs designed to prepare you for the workforce in as few as several months.


Seamless Transferability

Save money on a bachelor’s by transferring to a four-year institution after completing your associate degree at CCLA.

Earn More

Finish your associate degree to earn on average 46% more per year than those without any degree.**

In-Demand Programs

Gain the skills to get the jobs you want in the modern workforce and in emerging industries.


Flexible Options

Choose courses offered in convenient formats and schedules—including online, nights, and weekends—to fit your busy life.

Supportive Environment

Get personalized, one-on-one attention from professors who truly care about your success.

Real Campus Experience

Enjoy all the benefits of a true campus experience, close to home and for a fraction of the price of a four-year school.

**National Center for Education Statistics data, ***California Community Colleges data

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